ERIC Number: ED110612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Issues in Education for the Youthful Offender in Correctional Institutions.
The introduction to the survey of educational programs for juvenile offenders in correctional institutions briefly outlines the educational problems and priorities in the prison setting. Chapter one discusses the history of such programs over the last 150 years, especially considering the use and biases of intelligence tests during the last 50 years and the recent development of a holistic approach to intelligence. Chapter two surveys the educational programs in 29 juvenile correctional institutions in the Western U. S. which responded to mailed questionnaires regarding types of programs offered, kinds of teaching methods used, training and background of teachers and their opportunities for continuing education, and students' present achievement levels and current learning difficulties. Chapter three discusses current issues in education for juvenile offenders, dealing at length with issues within institutional classrooms, and less extensively with the problem of linking institutional programs with the community. Chapter four discusses new objectives for integrating the school and the community into correction and presents an agenda of priorities consisting of children's rights to learn, to earn, and to live and develop. Chapter five surveys ten innovative programs in juvenile correctional institutions around the country, providing the name of a contact person for each program. (JR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Criminals, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Educational Psychology, Institutionalized Persons, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Program Descriptions, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Youth, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.